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2013-08-26 02:13:56 PM
Jeez. I'm laughing my ass off at these. Priceless.
 
2013-08-26 02:22:15 PM
That was good.

You done good, Internet.
 
2013-08-26 02:32:52 PM
BWHAHAHAHAHA!

/Awesome show, too.
 
2013-08-26 02:34:50 PM
Another joke telling Hannibal:

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2013-08-26 02:58:08 PM
Heh. Those weren't bad.

Why though do they continually insist on making Hannibal Lecter look like the creepiest motherfarker on earth? I always thought the whole point was that he'd been able to chameleon his way into a position of trust and legitimacy. I get that in Silence he had no reason to wear a mask since he'd already been caught, but in every other thing he doesn't look like the kind of guy I'd want to talk to about my problems.
 
2013-08-26 02:58:45 PM
This takes him from evil to absolutely totally evil.

I love Mads Mikkelsen in the role.
 
2013-08-26 03:13:45 PM
Great show. Great ideas / GIFs. A+
 
2013-08-26 03:24:04 PM
Silence the musical still wins as the funniest representation of Lecter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tr4rEzSTAc

// Hannibal Lecter in a comedic musical :P
 
2013-08-26 03:39:04 PM

The_Sponge: Another joke telling Hannibal:

[302x385 from http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/bgleib/hannibal-buress-02.jpg image 302x385]


Speaking of Hannibal, here's a cool short video about how he tries to create a joke.
 
2013-08-26 03:48:37 PM
thehubnow.com

Did you hear the one about the Rabbi that didn't charge for circumcision?
 
2013-08-26 04:36:25 PM

Wile_E_Canuck: Why though do they continually insist on making Hannibal Lecter look like the creepiest motherfarker on earth? I always thought the whole point was that he'd been able to chameleon his way into a position of trust and legitimacy. I get that in Silence he had no reason to wear a mask since he'd already been caught, but in every other thing he doesn't look like the kind of guy I'd want to talk to about my problems.


His career allows him to maintain what appears to be a professional detachment and support the ruse. As the TV series shows, he's polite and exhibits interests in things that make him popular. In addition, he has a large network of associates and friends.  The only reason we find him "creepy" is because we know exactly who he is.
 
2013-08-26 04:58:03 PM
Brilliant.

Farking brilliant.
 
2013-08-26 04:58:38 PM
I gave up on that show when Hannibal displayed Batman-like powers of stealth for the umpteenth time.
 
2013-08-26 05:28:20 PM
I love Mads Mikkelsen. If you want to see a trippy movie, watch Valhalla Rising
 
2013-08-26 05:54:18 PM
Have the chickens stopped screaming, Miley?
 
2013-08-26 05:54:24 PM
I love that show and I love those gifs even more.
 
2013-08-26 07:32:39 PM
So that's what passes as funny these days.

/you know what you can get off
 
2013-08-26 07:45:26 PM

AbiNormal: I love Mads Mikkelsen. If you want to see a trippy movie, watch Valhalla Rising


Great movie
 
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2013-08-26 07:58:50 PM
I've never seen the show but that was still funny as hell.
 
2013-08-26 08:07:23 PM

fusillade762: I gave up on that show when Hannibal displayed Batman-like powers of stealth for the umpteenth time.


Having read the books... Hannibal was stealthy. Hannibal is like what you get when you cross Sherlock Holmes, Ted Bundy, and a ninja.

In the book Hannibal, you realize he actually is insane, that he learned to compartmentalize everything (which accounts for his astounding memory and where he keeps his other self or selves), and that he had to be physically adept (strong, stealthy, combat skilled) as well as cunning to survive to adulthood.

I know some others who have read Hannibal will say "nowhere in the book does it describe him as having a split personality!", but all you have to do is think about the odd narrative of a few key chapters to realize that is the "other" Lecter talking.
 
2013-08-26 08:57:50 PM
I like the show, and I hope it goes on for several more seasons. That said, I think it suffers from "Murder, She Wrote" syndrome. Which is to say... there are a hell of a lot of serial killers in Maryland. I mean in the show... how does that city have a populace by now?

I understand it's there to push the narrative, but that's also why there were only movies about Hannibal Lecter -- not a TV series... because serial killers are extremely rare and they don't crop up as often as the ones in the show do. It seems they kind of thinned that out near the end of the first season, but the multiple serial killers with weird fetishes and 'trophies' in only a month or two time span really made me have to suspend my disbelief in an intellectual property that was very grounded in reality.

I like Mads Mikkelsen's take on the character but I can't really feel any empathy for him in the way I could with Anthony Hopkins portrayal. Mikkelsen's Lecter really seems to suffer from having plot armor. I mean the way he portrays himself in front of others is just odd. He always looks suspicious to me when the other characters seem inconspicuous and 'normal'. And the fact they don't notice Lecter is just strange reminds me of that. Maybe that's just me because I already know beforehand he's a villainous serial killer, but just the way Lecter acts towards his patients, to Jack Crawford, etc., to me he seems extremely suspicious. He doesn't have the charisma or likability that Anthony Hopkins had.

He seems more like he exists outside of reality and only jumps in when it's necessary for the story.

Hugh Dancy is a great Will Graham though. I hope he gets a Golden Globe. He's so incredibly 'real' in that role it's just fun to see his character deteriorate.
 
2013-08-26 09:20:30 PM

Wile_E_Canuck: Why though do they continually insist on making Hannibal Lecter look like the creepiest motherfarker on earth? I always thought the whole point was that he'd been able to chameleon his way into a position of trust and legitimacy. I get that in Silence he had no reason to wear a mask since he'd already been caught, but in every other thing he doesn't look like the kind of guy I'd want to talk to about my problems.


Pretty much, although if you read the books carefully, you get the sense that Hannibal's behavior was becoming more and more extreme before he was caught.  Stories like feeding the shiatty violinist to the board of the Baltimore Symphony happen very shortly before his arrest.
 
2013-08-26 10:17:43 PM
Yeah, none of those were funny. I get the whole "take a dark, somber character and inject humor", its the whole basis behind those worn-out "Hitler finds out" videos. But there's just nothing funny here about someone who's not Anthony Hopkins pretending to be Lector that kills any character recognition, and thus any funny.

Must have to watch the bastardized show, but from what I've read and seen, its pretty terrible.
 
2013-08-26 11:30:12 PM

Funbags: Yeah, none of those were funny. I get the whole "take a dark, somber character and inject humor", its the whole basis behind those worn-out "Hitler finds out" videos. But there's just nothing funny here about someone who's not Anthony Hopkins pretending to be Lector that kills any character recognition, and thus any funny.

Must have to watch the bastardized show, but from what I've read and seen, its pretty terrible.


Ehhh, when put Hopkins and Mikkelsen side by side, you realize Hopkins' Lecter is pretty over the top. I wouldn't say I necessarily prefer Mikkelsen's take on the character over Hopkins, but it's definitely an interesting interpretation and perhaps more believable in the sense that it's a more restrained performance. (I like to think Mikkelsen's Lecter represents the mask Hopkins' Lecter once wore. Once he gets caught, he lets his freak flag fly.)

//It's a good show. Seconding the hope that someone gives Dancy an award for making Will's breakdown nearly unbearable to watch.
 
2013-08-26 11:38:15 PM

Funbags: Yeah, none of those were funny.


Agreed.

AbiNormal: I love Mads Mikkelsen. If you want to see a trippy movie, watch Valhalla Rising


Agreed as well.
 
2013-08-26 11:56:06 PM

Sairobi: Funbags: Yeah, none of those were funny. I get the whole "take a dark, somber character and inject humor", its the whole basis behind those worn-out "Hitler finds out" videos. But there's just nothing funny here about someone who's not Anthony Hopkins pretending to be Lector that kills any character recognition, and thus any funny.

Must have to watch the bastardized show, but from what I've read and seen, its pretty terrible.

Ehhh, when put Hopkins and Mikkelsen side by side, you realize Hopkins' Lecter is pretty over the top. I wouldn't say I necessarily prefer Mikkelsen's take on the character over Hopkins, but it's definitely an interesting interpretation and perhaps more believable in the sense that it's a more restrained performance. (I like to think Mikkelsen's Lecter represents the mask Hopkins' Lecter once wore. Once he gets caught, he lets his freak flag fly.)

//It's a good show. Seconding the hope that someone gives Dancy an award for making Will's breakdown nearly unbearable to watch.


From an interview I read, Mikkelsen was reluctant to play Lecter since he thought Hopkins' portrayal was perfect and couldn't be duplicated or imitated. Apparently he decided to turn Lecter into Lucifer, to where he simply exists and tempts people to turn them against each other. Giving them the apple, so to speak.

I think that's fairly accurate.
 
2013-08-27 01:15:04 AM

carnifex2005: The_Sponge: Another joke telling Hannibal:

[302x385 from http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/bgleib/hannibal-buress-02.jpg image 302x385]

Speaking of Hannibal, here's a cool short video about how he tries to create a joke.



Ha!  Thanks for posting that.

/His bit about meeting a girl in Scotland is farking hilarious.
 
2013-08-27 04:09:34 AM

Sairobi: Ehhh, when put Hopkins and Mikkelsen side by side, you realize Hopkins' Lecter is pretty over the top. I wouldn't say I necessarily prefer Mikkelsen's take on the character over Hopkins, but it's definitely an interesting interpretation and perhaps more believable in the sense that it's a more restrained performance. (I like to think Mikkelsen's Lecter represents the mask Hopkins' Lecter once wore. Once he gets caught, he lets his freak flag fly.)


The first two episodes of Hannibal didn't do much for me, but I downloaded the first five so I kept on with it and found Mikkelsen's portrayal really grew on me. The infamous caged Hannibal the Cannibal is a different beast than the erudite Dr. Lecter who throws fabulous dinner parties. The CG and music was particularly well done as well which really helped the show find the right mood. I'm glad it got picked up.
 
2013-08-27 05:04:32 AM

Mega Steve: [320x240 from http://thehubnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/hannibal-lecter.gif image 320x240]

Did you hear the one about the Rabbi that didn't charge for circumcision?


He only took tips.
 
2013-08-27 03:59:27 PM
As a stick to measure against, at our house neither my wife or I have another screen on during this show. Compare that to every other show where that number increases from 1 to somewhere around 3 to 5.
 
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